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Ask HN: What are some tools / libraries you built yourself?
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I've been working on gazpacho  for last two years.
It's a general purpose web scraping library for Python that replaces BeautifulSoup + requests for most projects.
Just surpassed ~2K downloads every week!
We haven't tracked posts mentioning cssutils yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.
What are some alternatives?
lxml - The lxml XML toolkit for Python
xhtml2pdf - A library for converting HTML into PDFs using ReportLab
selectolax - Python binding to Modest and Lexbor engines (fast HTML5 parser with CSS selectors).
xmltodict - Python module that makes working with XML feel like you are working with JSON
xmldataset - xmldataset: xml parsing made easy 🗃️
bleach - Bleach is an allowed-list-based HTML sanitizing library that escapes or strips markup and attributes
html5lib - Standards-compliant library for parsing and serializing HTML documents and fragments in Python
pyquery - A jquery-like library for python
untangle - Converts XML to Python objects